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The Catholic Club

A Grade II Listed Building in Chester, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.1944 / 53°11'39"N

Longitude: -2.8865 / 2°53'11"W

OS Eastings: 340872

OS Northings: 366739

OS Grid: SJ408667

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.2MCZ

Mapcode Global: WH887.MYPY

Plus Code: 9C5V54V7+QC

Entry Name: The Catholic Club

Listing Date: 19 May 1995

Last Amended: 23 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375710

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469689

Location: Chester City and the Garden Quarter, Cheshire West and Chester, CH1

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Electoral Ward/Division: Boughton

Built-Up Area: Chester

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Chester St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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1932-1/6/20 (South East side)
19/05/95 No.24
The Catholic Club
(Formerly Listed as:
Ye Olde Bowling Green Hotel)


Hotel, later public house, now licensed club. 1913-14. By John
Davies and Sons. For Greenall Whitley and Co. English garden
wall bond red-brown brick with yellow sandstone dressings and
timber frame with plaster panels; pebbledash; graded
Westmorland green slate roof. Frontages in Vernacular Revival
style, the domestic rear in Queen Anne style.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; two 3-window wings at right angles, one
to Brook Street, the other to Milton Street deeply recessed to
contain a corner entrance. Ground floor of brick dressed with
yellow sandstone; mullioned and transomed leaded casements and
canted bay windows to each wing; double part-glazed panelled
oak doors in Roman Doric porch with entablature and upper
storey of stone-dressed brick between 2 projecting plinthed
chimneys with lozenge flues. The first floor has ornate small
framing with jetties on herms and quadrant and curved
herringbone braces; mullioned leaded casements and oriels;
well-handled informally composed roofs.
The rear is pebbledashed; a one-storey rear wing provides
balcony to first floor with shaped splat balusters; small-pane
windows standing proud of wall-face; 2 canted bays; modillion
cornices and eaves; 5 plinthed chimneys with lozenge flues
INTERIOR not inspected, but externally visible rooms appear to
have had some features removed.
This item is the most substantial and well-composed example of
John Davies's Vernacular Revival public houses in Chester.
(Chester City Council and Committees: Improvement Committee
Minutes: 5/2/1913).

Listing NGR: SJ4087266739

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